Roland DG Corporation
Roland DG Announces Latest Version of VersaWorks 6 RIP Software with Important New Functions for Inkjet Printers
Hamamatsu, Japan, June 11, 2020 – Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, today announced that it has released the latest version of its VersaWorks 6 RIP software for inkjet printers and initiated a free upgrade service for customers using compatible models.
Included with Roland DG’s inkjet printers and printer/cutters, VersaWorks 6 RIP & Print Management Software is designed to maximize the characteristics of printer, ink and media to enable high-quality printing and improved efficiency for print production. The latest version includes important new features, such as a “Job Assistant” function that allows customers to automatically add graphic contour cut lines in VersaWorks 6 without returning to the design software. The new “True Rich Color” print setting takes full advantage of the color reproduction capabilities of both printer and ink to create stunning graphics with vibrant color combined with neutral grays, smooth gradations, and natural skin tones. In addition, VersaWorks 6 is equipped with several new functions that improve the quality and efficiency of output operations, including compatibility with Barbieri’s latest spectrophotometer tools for color management.
Kevin Shigenoya, Vice President, Digital Printing Business Division, said, “By providing our users with the latest version of VersaWorks 6, we believe that we can strongly support our customers’ printing businesses in terms of both quality and efficiency. In addition to the printer itself, we will support our customers’ creativity by offering a total solution that includes software and application assistance.”
The printer models compatible with the latest version of VersaWorks 6 are listed as follows.
Customers using compatible models can download it from the website for free.
Eco-Solvent Printers and Printer/Cutters
UV Printers and Printer/Cutters
* ErgoSoft Roland Edition users are excluded from the upgrade.
Main features of the VersaWorks 6 latest version
New “True Rich Color” Print Setting
To maximize the color reproduction capability and the color gamut provided by your printer and inks, we developed a new True Rich Color preset. Now vibrant color can be combined with neutral grays, smooth gradations and natural skin tones to create stunning graphics. This pioneering color expression is unequalled for durable graphics.
CutContour Lines Can Now be Added and Edited in VersaWorks 6
The latest VersaWorks 6 is equipped with a "Job Assistant" function that can automatically add contour lines for cutting PDF design data within the RIP software. Even if the cut contour line is missing in a submitted file, printing and cutting can now be performed quickly without returning to the design editing software, allowing jobs with short delivery times to be reliably met.
Compatible with Popular Spectrophotometers Used in Wide Format Printing
In order to respond to the diverse color matching needs of printing businesses, such as accurately reproducing an intended color, precisely printing a corporate color specified by the client, or managing the printer so that the same color is always output, a spectrophotometer is essential. The latest VersaWorks 6 newly supports drivers for the latest models of the Barbieri, Spectro LFP qb and Spectropad spectrophotometers.
VersaWorks 6 Functions at a Glance
|VersaWorks 6 Version|
|Harlequin RIP Core Engine||ver. 6.0 or above|
|64-bit Native||ver. 6.0 or above|
|Native EPS and PS Processing||ver. 6.0 or above|
|Native PDF Processing||ver. 6.0 or above|
|PDF 2.0 Support||ver. 6.1 or above|
|Easy Printer Color Matching with Multiple Units||ver. 6.0 or above|
|5 Print Queues and Hot Folders||ver. 6.0 or above|
|Special Color Layer Generation||ver. 6.0 or above|
|Predictive Ink Calculator||ver. 6.0 or above|
|Built-in PANTONE Libraries||ver. 6.0 or above|
|Built-in Roland Color System Library||ver. 6.0 or above|
|Variable Data Printing||ver. 6.0 or above|
|Step and Repeat||ver. 6.0 or above|
|Cut Contour Creation/Editing (Job Assistant)*¹||ver. 6.7*² or above|
|Cut and Print mode||ver. 6.2 or above|
|UV Post Curing||ver. 6.2 or above|
|True Rich Color Profile Preset||ver. 6.2 or above|
|True Rich Color 2 Profile Preset (expanded green color area)||ver. 6.7 or above|
|Automatic Job Repeat||ver. 6.5 or above|
|Job Duplication/Rename||ver. 6.1 or above|
|Crop Marks for VersaUV LEF/LEF2 Series*³||ver. 6.5 or above|
|Xrite Spectrophotometer Driver||ver. 6.0 or above|
|Barbieri Spectrophotometer Driver||ver. 6.6 or above|
*1 Compatible with 64 bit OS only
*2 The cut contour creation/editing function (Job Assistant) is not included in the Online Updater distributed from the Roland @ NET server. Be sure to download the installer from the dedicated download site and perform the update.
*3 Excluding LEF-12/LEF-12i
- For more information, contact:
Roland DG Corporation